Brighton has no shortage of options for a good night out and certainly, isn’t famed for being boring! We have plenty of bars and pubs to suit everyone’s style and you can be sure that a quiet drink always has the room to turn into a wilder night out. Brighton also has no shortage of quirky alternative nights out: pubs with secrets to tell, bars with hidden rooms and alternative ways to spend the evening when the local just won’t cut it. Here are some alternative options for a night out in Brighton.

Rendezvous Casino


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Located at the Marina, the Rendezvous Casino boasts a poker room and a restaurant with waterside views alongside casino gaming and an extensive entertainment schedule. If you’ve never played roulette before, you’ll be able to learn on the job with friendly staff or you could try your hand at home on the Paddy Power website, which has a mix of high and low stakes games for you to get stuck into before heading out. They’ve even spiced up roulette games with a little bit of innovation. Triple Spin roulette is a popular bonus game, which allows users to activate a triple bonus spin if they land on the same spot. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be ready to head down to Rendezvous, the dress code is smart casual, so you’ll want to make sure you don’t leave the house in your old jeans.



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You’ve been to parties where the host has stipulated that you need to BYOB, but have you ever been to a BYOC (Bring Your Own Cocktail) bar? BYOC set up shop in Brighton after a successful beginning in London. Based on the prohibition bars of the 1920s, customers bring their own booze and experienced bartenders shake up interesting cocktails for guests. Just like the mothership in London, BYOC in Brighton is a quirky addition to the extensive range of bars in The Lanes. For £20 per head and your own bottle of booze, you can have all of your cocktail whims catered for while you sit back and relax in the cosy prohibition style basement.

Proud Cabaret


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For a truly entertaining evening, you could head to Proud Cabaret where opulence and glamour are always on the cards. You can choose from a range of dinner and drinks packages to enjoy whilst you are treated to an eclectic cabaret show under the domed room of one of Brighton’s most exquisite former ballrooms. On Saturday nights you can expect the house show entitled Hedonism, which promises ‘fire, flesh and frolics’ from the unique troupe of performers, including international cabaret superstar Dolly Rocket.

A little glamour can be good for a night out with the girls and boys or perhaps it will be the night to rekindle a romantic relationship with your partner. You might have to look a little harder to find these hidden gems, but it’s worth for a unique night that wouldn’t have been possible in your usual boozer.